| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:15 PM
SACRAMENTO — Joseph A. Dear, the chief investment officer who helped guide California's and the country's largest public pension fund out of the Great Recession, has died. He was 62.
Dear died Wednesday in Sacramento after battling prostate cancer...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:53 PM
What, you may wonder, does the state controller do? Among other things, he or she serves as the state's fiscal watchdog, keeps track of the checkbook, helps administer the California Public Employees' Retirement System and the California State Teachers'...
| Dec 29, 2013
The Detroit bankruptcy court judge's ruling that employee pensions are "on the table" for potential reductions has spurred yet another round of acrimonious debate between those on the right who blame public-sector pensions for virtually all of government'...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:21 PM
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday held a study session on the city's nearly $140-million preliminary budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, an amount that includes about $19 million in proposed capital improvements.
The budget, which faces final...
| May 16, 2014
The California state treasurer is charged with investing the state's money and selling its bonds. That's not quite as sweeping as it sounds. The Legislature and voters actually decide what projects to sell bonds for, and there are numerous constraints...
| Mar 27, 2014
Re “Couple shocked by 90% rate hikes,” Column, March 25
Change the names from “Mike and Judy Holtzman” to “Norm and Susan
Zareski” and from “John Hancock” to “CalPERS,” and my wife and I could...
| Mar 3, 2014
Approaching retirement, Ventura County Chief Executive Marty Robinson was earning $228,000 a year.
To boost her pension, which would be based on her final salary, Robinson cashed out nearly $34,000 in unused vacation pay, an $11,000 bonus for having...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Integrity is essential to public service and is something achieved over a long period of time, a Costa Mesa City Council candidate stressed during a conservative candidates forum Thursday evening.
"I believe that the old man who's running for City...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Huntington Beach city officials had a jarring glimpse last year of what their pension contributions would look like over the next seven years.
They bit the bullet again at an April 7 study session, where they learned how much the city's contributions to...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:03 PM
County, state and federal authorities are investigating the compensation of a South Bay school district superintendent who received nearly $675,000 last year, far more than the leaders of much larger systems.
The FBI and the Los Angeles County...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:37 PM
SACRAMENTO — A longtime board member of the country's largest public pension fund is in trouble again with California's political watchdog.
Priya Mathur, board vice president of the $288-billion California Public Employees' Retirement System,...